5 Tips for Hiking With Dogs in the Summer

5 Tips for Hiking With Dogs in the Summer

Taking the “paths least traveled” and exploring the wilderness with Xena is my favorite outdoor activity. This time of year with the scorching heat, planning for a hike is not quite as easy.   Overheating and heat exhaustion are very dangerous and can happen very quickly with dogs. When you have a dog that has low tolerance to heat and her dark fur absorbs and retains heat for a long time as I do, the heat can be our enemy! So here are 5 tips on how to keep your pup cool and safe during the summer months and still … Continue reading

How to Choose the Right Puppy For Your Lifestyle

Right Puppy to Take Home

Many people pick fluffy, cute puppies; when in fact they should be choosing a puppy that fits their lifestyle the best. This is the most common mistake when looking to make a puppy a part of your family. Some families are looking for a dog that will lie around the house with them and their children, while others are looking for a puppy that will be able to go hiking with them on their weekend camping trips. Although this task of choosing a puppy may seem easy, it is something that be done with a lot of thought and research … Continue reading

Safely Hiking With Your Dog: Brief & Important Winter Wildlife Tips

Hiking With Your Pet Dogs: Tips on How to Enjoy and Be Safe!

Even during the coldest winter months when wildlife is less active, they can still present some potential threats for you and your four-legged friends when you’re out hiking. If you’re going to take along your furry partner onto the trails during these cooler treks, think about these safety tips when you go out and about when it comes to wildlife. Many hikers may imagine encountering a bear in the wilderness as a realistic, scary and deadly threat. During the wintertime, these beasts are likely hibernating, but could still be a potential problem if awakened. In reality, you’re more likely to … Continue reading

10 New Year’s Resolutions For You & Your Pets

New Year’s Resolution Together With Your Pets!

Right about now is when everyone begins sharing their ideas for different New Year’s resolutions.   Some people live by these resolutions, some people try, but do not succeed, and others will have no part in them. Me, I am one of those in betweeners. I don’t so much make resolutions, but I do have my own personal ideas on what I would like to see in my life and/or my families life for the new year. And one thing I always try and do, is include my pets in the goals I have. Today, I would like to share a … Continue reading

3 Tips for Keeping You and Your Pup Safe While You’re on the Road

On the Road With Your Pet Dog Travel Tips!

We know that you love taking your dog on trips and little car rides. Not only do you enjoy having your best friend along for the ride, but any car trip is like a mini adventure for your furry best friend.   Whether you are just running to the grocery store or on your way to a great hiking trail, every car ride offers a new and exciting experience for them. While these car rides offer a great way for you to enjoy your pup’s company, it is still important to ensure that you and your dog are also safe … Continue reading

Tips For Hiking With Couch Potato Canines

Couch Potato Canines? Improve Their Confidence and Stamina!

Our dog, Ruby, is your basic couch potato, not lazy, just chill. She loves walks around our neighborhood but gets tuckered out and sometimes anxious on longer walks in unfamiliar places. But she also loves being included in family adventures so we are slowly exposing her to new activities outside her comfort zone.   Fresh air, exercise, and new experiences are good for her health and confidence, as well as deepening our shared family bond. We keep things easy, takes things slowly and always have a back-up plan in case she gets tired or nervous (kind of like with little … Continue reading

Fun Summer Activities for You and Your Pooch

Summer Activities for Your Pet Dog: Hiking, Swimming With Sweet Treats

Summer is here and that means it is finally time to get outside! With the warm weather and long days, there are so many fun activities just waiting for you and your pup. Recently, we have been discussing traveling with your dog. We have covered everything from what to bring on a road trip to what are the best dog-friendly hotels, but what kind of trips might you take with your pup? The possibilities are endless! There are so many different places to explore and things to do, it would be impossible to include them all in a few short paragraphs. … Continue reading

3 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe While Camping

Camping With Your Dog Tips and Enjoy Time With Your Pet Dog

In one of our most recent blogs, we went over a few general tips for camping with your dog. We wanted to expound on that a little bit and discuss how to keep your dog safe while you are exploring the great outdoors.   While camping can be a great adventure for you and your pup, there are plenty of opportunities for things to go wrong if you are not careful. Safe Place to Sleep It may seem alright to leave your pup out at night, as long as he is on a leash, however, we do not recommend it. … Continue reading

Worried About Rattlesnakes Biting Your Dog? Read This Now!

Rattlesnakes Issues and How to Protect Your Pet Dog

Hiking with my dog Clovis is one of our favorite ways to spend time together. Unfortunately, during the summer in Colorado where I live, there can be lots of rattlesnakes around. Clovis, like almost every other dog, has no natural fear of snakes the way that some of us do, and is naturally curious, so finding a snake can be particularly dangerous for him. Rattlesnake bites can be deadly if you aren’t able to get your dog to a vet soon enough, and can be very costly (around $1,000 for antivenom) if you do. Now like all of you, I … Continue reading

6 Important Questions About Dogs in Cars That Could Save Your Dog’s Life

How to Protect Your Car's Interior from Your Dog

My dog Clovis and I love going hiking together, so we’ve spent a lot of time in the car. But as a responsible, loving dog-owner I exercise extreme caution when he’s in there, carefully planning my itinerary to avoid unnecessary stops, and forgoing certain luxuries like stopping for meals. The inconvenience to me of not being able to leave him in the car is still less than the dissatisfaction that we’d both feel if I always just left him at home. After all, I didn’t get a dog so he could just sit at home waiting for me, I got … Continue reading